Genesis 24:11

“And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he made his camels to kneele downe without the citie, by a well of water, at the time of the euening, euen the time that women goe out to draw water.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He made the camels kneel down outside the city by the well of water at evening time, the time when women go out to draw water.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he made the camels to kneel down without the city by the well of water at the time of evening, the time that women go out to draw water.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he made the camels take their rest outside the town by the water-spring in the evening, at the time when the women came to get water.
- Basic English Bible

And he made the camels kneel down outside the city by a well of water, at the time of the evening, when the women came out to draw [water].
- Darby Bible

And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water, at the time of the evening, the time when women go out to draw water:
- Webster's Bible

He made the camels kneel down outside the city by the well of water at the time of evening, the time that women go out to draw water.
- World English Bible

and he causeth the camels to kneel at the outside of the city, at the well of water, at even-time, at the time of the coming out of the women who draw water.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he made the camels to kneel down without the city by the well of water at the time of evening, the time that women go out to draw water.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 24:11


24:11 He made his camels kneel down - Perhaps to unload them.


Discussion for Genesis 24

  • BSP
    Verse 3: Abraham wanted to make sure his son had a wife who worshipped the same God as he worshipped and not a worldly woman. Abraham was imitating Jehovah God in what he wants for his servants.
  • Osomo mojisola
    Abraham sent his servant to bring a wife for his son from his country,not just his country but from his kindren cos he is very sure that his son will not be lure out of serving God.cos he is very sure of the love of God in them.unlike the cananites, they easily lure his son out of loving God
  • Seven Trumpets
    The same Faithful and Loving God of Abraham, is our God as well, when we follow in the steps of the same Faith and Love of Abraham's God. This is one of my favorite stories in the Bible, for how it shows the LORD's care and guidance in the good and natural things of this life. I also like very much, how everyone acted with respect to God's guidance: what a happy world it would be when we do also.
  • Ken Hucksoll
    I am using this for my bible study...have it on a 40" screen and very easy on these old eyes...Thank You Ken
  • Karl
    Does anybody really read scripture anymore? In Exodus 24:10, Moses and 70 elders "saw" GOD, where did the same experience of the prophets come from - was their "vision" corrupted by their own perspectives or intentionally enhanced to suit their audience? Does anyone read past the words on the page anymore - or just reflexively quote verse without seeking the deeper meaning? Can you see beyond?
  • Godwin Incipient
    I reason along with this scripture, Rebecca covered her face as soon as she was told that Isaac is the servant's master, let this be a lesson to all ladies that bed should be kept undefiled till wedding. Also,when you truly serve the Lord,people who doesn't have much faith in the Lord will believe through you, this is in case of Abraham's eldest servant. May God bless us all.

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